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Learn more about NSC Certified Instructor-led Defensive Driving Courses
The National Safety Council has made it easy to become a Certified Defensive Driving Course (DDC) Instructor with new
eLearning Instructor Certification.
eLearning Instructor Certification Training delivers high-quality instruction in an interactive, web-based environment. Each program provides the core knowledge about NSC Defensive Driving Courses, facilitation techniques and guidelines, and the required training skills to deliver a successful driver improvement program. With eLearning training, you can:
To become certified to teach
Professional Truck Driver,
Attitudinal Dynamics of Driving,
Alive at 25,
DDC 4, and
DDC 8/6 through our eLearning Instructor Certification Program, NSC recommends instructor candidates first attend the DDC course they wish to teach. Candidates also must successfully complete the following DDC eLearning sessions:
Click here for more details on the specific content and timing for modules within each unit.
Candidates also must be observed by a training center representative instructing the course in a classroom. Upon successful completion of these requirements, you will be issued an instructor credential.
IMPORTANT: State regulators in New York, New Jersey, Virginia, Connecticut and Texas mandate that NSC customize its driver safety training (DDC) so drivers that complete our program in those states can take advantage of the state's driver benefits (insurance discounts, ticket dismissal, point reduction). In order to teach an NSC DDC program in these states, additional NSC training beyond the eLearning Instructor Development Course is required. Contact NSC at (800) 432-5251 to learn more.
Learn what to expect from the NSC eLearning Instructor Certification program. Only NSC-certified instructors are eligible to deliver NSC Defensive Driving Courses.
*Payment for the Instructor Resource Kit and the online eLearning training is required prior to beginning the certification program.
**Your first-year of DDC Instructor credential is included when you complete your Instructor Certification Course. Instructor certification is billed annually after that.
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